BASF chemical installations incur preventive shut down

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Two installations of the German chemical company BASF have been temporarily shutdown for preventive safety reasons during a routine inspection earlier this morning.

Although unclear what purpose the installations served, it was confirmed that a number of security-related tests needed to be carried out before they could resume operation.

A part of the production process also faced a temporary stall after a poisonous smoke cloud was seen rising from one of the installations earlier this August.

According to BASF, this is not a public calamity worth panicking over. The installations are to resume operation as soon as the security mechanisms that prevent serious accidents with dangerous chemicals are fully in place and functional.

Source: Nederlands Dagblad

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